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Sep 26, 2012 4:00am PDT
the government. romney's wife, ann, in a late night appearance with jay leno, admitted the tape has caused the campaign a headache. >> it's a frustrating thing. you try so hard to get your message out. we care about the 100%. >> reporter: the next major faceoff comes october 3rd, at the first presidential debate. and both sides are lowering expectations. romney calling president obama an eloquent speaker. the obama campaign calling romney an experienced debater. paula and rob? >> in that october 3rd debate, they will be debating domestic policy. tahman bradley in washington, thank you for that report this morning. >>> as the campaign heats up, the president delivered what will likely be his last major address on the world stage before election day. speaking before the u.n. general assembly, he called on leaders to stand up against the violence and extremism. he defended free speech. but criticized the deadly protests across the middle east. and the president had much praise for murdered u.s. ambassador, chris stevens. >> we're serious about these ideals. we must speak honestly about
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Oct 1, 2012 4:00pm PDT
. the national milk producers services says government purchases could cause them to rise above $6 a gallon. it provides farm policy for america, right now it's stalled in the house of representatives. california is the largest largest dairy state. >> back to weather there is a is a nrl now. there is a live view from our sutro camera. as you can see this is clear there. lovely day. there is is a look at live doppler 7 hd. sunny skies and right now there are readings 100 degrees in santa rosa and los gatos, 87 here in san francisco down from 90 degrees just a few minutes ago here there is a look at the highlights. warm to hot again tomorrow, cooler the rest of the week and the water vapor shows an upper level low pulling away from us that is a ridge of high pressure dominating one more day, at least. let's take a look at the forecast starting at 5:00 in the morning there is so far on the coast are anywhere inland so will be clear all day tomorrow, and will be warm once again with highs into 70s on the coast and 80s to 90s around the bay it will feel like 100. and overnight tomorrow ni
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Oct 1, 2012 5:00am PDT
have too many patients readmitted because of complications the government expects to penalize 2/3 of hospitals over the next year. milk prices may double until the house passes new farm bill. senate has passed replacement, not the house, without a new law the government would be required to buy dairy products and push-up prices. theaters came back to life this weekend thanks to hotel transylvania, number one with 43 million dollars. could be a worldwide shortage of disposeable diapers factory in japan that makes key ingredient was destroyed by an explosion over the weekend. ♪ just put a little bit of yourself ♪ ♪ in everything you do [ female announcer ] add your own ingredients to hamburger helper for a fresh take on a quick, delicious meal. it's one box with hundreds of possibilities. of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant >>> good morning. traffic in san jose this is 280 moving smoothly. it is clear out there, we don't have visibility issues. we are on our way to very warm temperatures even hot
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Oct 1, 2012 6:00pm PDT
including government retiree pension and health care costs and kbrinls more lawmakers rated for public schools and university that's will have to be paid back. the brown administration says it's aware of the wall of debt. governor brown slowed it down when taking office two years ago. in sacramento, abc 7 news. >> the debt is soaring. so are the temperatures. >> it's remarkably and warm right now. >> this is and it's slow to cool down. there are temperatures well into the 90s across the bay area. there is a live view right now from our camera looking towards golden gate you can see here the four ground and no fog at the coast so there is no cooling sea breeze to bring temperatures down. let's take a look at live doppler 7 hd that shows you absence of coastal fog. so skies clear from coast to inland and warm conditions prevail from coast to inland. now, it's 80 degrees in san francisco at this hour and there is 73 in half moon bay. low 90s in oakland and fremont. there is 88 down in san jose. there is clear, mild and cooler for the end of the week. now a water vapor image shows a
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Sep 28, 2012 5:30pm PDT
recall." >> i went from being the terminator to being the governator. >> reporter: schwarzenegger says she hasn't read the book. >> she knows that it's about my whole life and that i would not write a book and kind of leave out that part and make people feel like, well, wait a minute, are we just getting a book about his success stories and not talk about his failures? >> reporter: she hasn't said much about his failures, either, beyond pointed remarks like this at her father's funeral. >> perhaps his greatest accomplishment to me was showing my brothers how to treat a wife. >> reporter: schwarzenegger was in the audience that day. apparently he heard her loud and clear. david wright, abc news, los angeles. >>> and when we come back on the broadcast tonight, the extraordinary picture that came in late today. look at this. there is someone on that gurney, sailing through the air. the hair-raising rescue, when we come back. and it's not letting up anytime soon. at unitedhealthcare insurance company, we understand that commitment. so does aarp, serving americans 50 and over for gener
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm PDT
government and governing, with an emphasis throughout on differences, specifics and choices. both candidates will also have two-minute closing statements. the audience here in the hall has promised to remain silent. no cheers, applause, boos, among other noisy distracting things. so, we may all concentrate on what the candidates have to say. there is a noise exception right now, though, as we welcome president obama and governor romney. >> gentlemen, welcome to you both. let's start with the economy, segment one, and let's begin with jobs. what are the major differences between the two of you about how you would go about creating new jobs? you have two minutes, each of you have two minutes to start. a coin toss has determined mr. president, you go first. >> well, thank you very much, jim, for this opportunity, i want to thank governor romney and the university of den very for your hospitality. there are a lot of points i want to make tonight, but the most important one is that 20 years ago, i became the luckiest man on earth, because michelle obama agreed to marry me, and, so, i j
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Sep 26, 2012 6:00am PDT
athens protesting government cutbacks. greece's two largest unions called today's strike. fire and smoke can be seen, right now 3,000 police guards are standing guard. greece has promised the european union 15 billion dollars worth of spending cuts over the next two years. the government has in order to secure aid to avoid default but unpopular among the populous. >>> iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad is set to address the united nations 7:30 our time this morning. he told reporters yesterday a new world order needs to emerge away from what he calls american bullying and domination. he also discussed solutions for syria, dismissed the question of iran --'s nuclear ambition. >>> do you know year credit score? the score you think you have maybe different from the number lenders are looking at. the three credit bureaus give different numbers than those that lenders use the discrepancy occurs in as many as one in four sometimes it could mean call fighing or being denied for a loan -- it could mean qualifying or being denied for a loan. >>> wall street is watching the housing market
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Sep 27, 2012 6:00am PDT
government leaders to nail down details of the controversial austerity pack can one day after violent clashes between protesters and police tens of thousands hit the streets yesterday to demonstrate against the austerity package. they say the cuts the government is proposing go too far. greece is posed to cut 15 billion dollars in spending to secure financial help from the european union so it can avoid a default. >>> 6:50. will i continue to mull over beef jerky that is basil and citrus flavored mike is going to give you the forecast. that's what jane was saying about the gourmet jerky. >> i saw a batch at the farmer's market it was $8. i home and thought about it. >> was it good? >> it was very good. that's a lot of money. >> maybe you can get that next to your garlic fries next year at giants' stadium. last home game of the regular season. off to a going give start, good morning coming up on 6:51 fog is around san francisco this morning as we look southbound from our roof cam at the ferry building. live doppler 7 hd spinning on top of mount st. helena not detecting any drizzle or a
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Sep 29, 2012 4:00pm PDT
. they accuse the mayan mar government of discriminating against them because of their dark-skinned color and religion. christopher stevens, the late ambassador to libya and grad here was killed this month in an attack on the u.s. cancalate in libbia. initial reports blamed it on an american-made anti-muslim film. but further investigation revealed that terrorists were behind the murder. stevens was honored in a moment of silence before the cal/arizona game and a memorial fund has been established in his name. the imlufs came-- the gloves came off in a heated debate this weekend. he opposes measure "n," which moore and the progressive alliance supports, it would charge merchant who is sell sugar-sweetened drinks a penny-per-ounce tax. moore said that buswrai hit him first. a manhunt for a man and a teenager wanted for murder in san leantro. this photo was released. they are looking for a 17-year-old suspect. the two are accused of shooting and killing a man inside his home, on kentwood lane on september 16. in oakland, a rally is set to begin in an hour to protest a deadly shooting
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Sep 27, 2012 4:00am PDT
van. you see it there. the government says four military guards were killed in those blasts. but rebels say dozens, in fact, died. in all more than 340 people were killed across the country, making it the deadliest day since that conflict began. >>> back here at home. police in suburban detroit are looking into a new claim about the location of jimmy hoffa's body. they will take soil samples from the ground beneath a driveway after a man told them he believes he witnessed hoffa's burial 35 years ago. there's been a number of searches for hoffa since the teamster leader disappeared in 1975. >>> time for a look at weather across the country. a chance of showers in the northeast. also, showers and thunderstorms from pittsburgh to cleveland, louisville, wichita and oklahoma city. stormy from the texas panhandle to then, with fuel running throw, she told the 190 passengers onboard to brace for impact. >> they told us the front gear was -- had a problem. so, we would have an emergency landing. >> a lot of things go through your mind. that might be the last time you're going to fly. you
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Sep 25, 2012 11:35pm PDT
with governments and across the industry so we can all produce energy more safely. i want you to know, there's another commitment bp takes just as seriously: our commitment to america. bp supports nearly two-hundred-fifty thousand jobs in communities across the country. we hired three thousand people just last year. bp invests more in america than in any other country. in fact, over the last five years, no other energy company has invested more in the us than bp. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. today, our commitment to the gulf, and to america, has never been stronger. hey america, even though slisa rinna is wearing the new depend silhouette briefs for charity to prove how great the fit is even under a fantastic dress. the best protection now looks, fits and feels just like underwear. we invite you to get a free sample and try one on too. riding the dog like it's a small horse is frowned upon in this establishment! luckily though, ya know, i conceal this bad boy underneath my blanket just so i can get on e-trade. check my investment portfolio, research stoc
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Sep 27, 2012 1:05am PDT
linking him to the comments that they are victims who depend on government. >> i don't believe we can get very far with leaders who write off half of the nation as victims and don't take responsibility for their own lives. as i travel around ohio and look out on this crowd i don't see a lot of victims. i see hard work in ohio ans. that's what i see. >> history says ohio is a must win for romney. no republican has won the white house without winning ohio. >>> avalanche survivor says he is alive, but certainly mourning the lost of two close friends. he survived a deadly avalanche that killed at least eight people on one of the world's tallest mountains. it happened sunday morning at 22,000 feet in napal. he is a three-time world champion freestyle skier based in tahoe. in his first interview since the tragedy, he said he was reading his bible when the avalanche struck. >> i was reading first samuel for the sake of reading it. the tent started to shake and we thought it was the wind, but it was the avalanche. >> besides his injuries he describes himself as one of the luckiest people on the -
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Sep 26, 2012 11:00pm PDT
momentum and linking him to the comments that they are victims who depend on government. >> i don't believe we can get very far with leaders who write off half of the nation as victims and don't take responsibility for their own lives. as i travel around ohio and look out on this crowd i don't see a lot of victims. i see hard work in ohio ans. that's what i see. >> history says ohio is a must win for romney. no republican has won the white house without winning ohio. >>> avalanche survivor says he is fortunate to be alive, but certainly mourning the lost of two close friends. he survived a deadly avalanche that killed at least eight people on one of the world's tallest mountains. it happened sunday morning at 22,000 feet in napal. he is a three-time world champion freestyle skier based in tahoe. in his first interview since the tragedy, he said he was reading his bible when the avalanche struck. >> i was reading first samuel for the sake of reading it. the tent started to shake and we thought it was the wind, but it was the avalanche. >> besides his injuries he describes himself as one of t
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Sep 30, 2012 4:00am PDT
, protests over government austerity measures turned violence saturday night. at least one person was injured in those incidents. third time this week that protesters and police have clashed. >>> the show must go on. justin bieber's new concert tour got off to a pretty rough start in arizona last night. the singer threw up, on stage, check it out. right there. video evidence. ran off. only to rush off again. that didn't stop him from going on. he kept performing. >> it's not really a great feeling when you're throwing up in front of a bunch of people. >> he went on to finish the n r nearly two-hour concert. dan? >> and we admire your ability to do such a smooth new cast when you have that high-priced caffeine coursing through your veins. >>> t-minus three days to what could be a pivotal point in the presidential race. cramming their facts and honing their one-liners. it's your voice, your vote with just 37 days left until the election. david kerley is with us here at the desk. good to see you. >> dan, this is a big debate. this is part performance, part policy. the stakes are always h
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00am PDT
. >>> government has an important warning for people taking supplement force weight loss or health. inspectors found problems with one out of five they bought many claimed they could cure or prevent diabetes or cancer they back up claims with flimsy evidence such as college term papers. the report doesn't name evidence brands the fda is considering asking congress for more oversight over the 20 billion dollar industry. >>> new research links tanning beds to increase in skin cancer. indoor tanners 67% more likely to develop carcinomas. basil cell carcinomas increase by 29%. increased risk of melanoma, the deadliest form those who start indoor tanning before the age of 25. >>> lugging heavy textbooks to class may be a thing of the past. education secretary duncan calling for an end to the use of textbooks in schools proposing schools around the country speed up switching from printed books to digital ones speaking to the national press club he said only a small number of districts are moving in that direction and the u.s. is falling behind the rest of the world in going digital. >> i
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00am PDT
the 42 foot high dome to protest italian government and european union policies. he's holding a banner reading: help, enough monte. that refers to the premier. >>> for the fourth year in a row the number of babies born in the u.s. has fallen. new numbers show fewer than four million babies were born in again 11, lowest since 1998, and 1% decline from 2010. experts say it is proof of the weak economy forcing some couples to put off having children. >>> number of teens who drink and drive continues to go down. cdc says 9 out of 10 are not drinking and driving. teen dui's down 54% since 1991. the decrease is likely due to increased awareness about the dangers of dui as well as safety laws. >>> today marks 20th wedding anniversary for president obama and the first lady. of course, they will mark the occasion not with dinner but tonight's debate many the first lady will be in the audience when her husband squares off with mitt romney. a belated celebration will take this weekend. [ unintelligible ] >> i think flowers will be arriving tonight debate or no debate. 6:15. >> no more reco
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Sep 30, 2012 5:00am PDT
government kept her under house arrest. now she enjoys popular support and serves as a member of burma's parliament. >> we look to have people from all over the world to help us in our transition to a genuine democratic society. >> congresswoman nancy pelosi presented her with an honorary doctorate from the university of san francisco and the may your, he had lee, give her a key to the city. today she heads for los angeles and then leaves for burma tomorrow. >>> authorities in los angeles say work is on schedule to reopen a ten-mile stretch of one of the world's busiest freeways in time for tomorrow morning's commute. this is a live look at interstate 405 over the pass connecting west l. a. to the san fernando valley. the freeway has been shut down since friday night while crews demolish an overpass. it's being called carmageddon 2 because of the potential to create a traffic nightmare throughout l.a. if work doesn't get finished in time. last year was carmageddon 1 and this time they say so far so good. here's a preview of the accuweather forecast. >> we had some fog yesterday.
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Oct 4, 2012 7:00am PDT
government in american life, which is something that republicans have long felt would put romney on solid ground. >> and he did seem, matthew dowd, for the first time to reach beyond that conservative base and really talked to independents. about issues they care about. >> i think ultimately, they were speaking to persuadable voters or undecided voters. as mitt romney starts to take leads in some of these battleground states, which is my expectation he will, it's not over. it's a close race. the other thing that happened last night, there's been two factors at play. there's been the environment of the country, the large number of people that think we're on the wrong track. and the perceptions and images of the candidates. each had an advantage. what happened last night was the images of the candidates, mitt romney evened that ground. when that happens, people say, well, since they're both roughly even, we're off on a wrong track, why wouldn't i take a chance on the new guy? that's the difficult side that president obama has to get. he has to turn this around. >> he has two more comi
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Oct 1, 2012 4:00am PDT
2,000. >>> and very fresh revelations in the government's botched gun tracking program known as fast and furious. with dozens more firearms being linked to crimes in mexico. guns connected to fast and furious have now been recovered at the sites of murders, kidnappings and at least two brutal massacres. >>> there are reports at the airports. in the past two days, loaded guns have gotten past tsa agents. >> reporter: in the latest black eye for tsa, a loaded .38 caliber gun like this went undetected by screeners. richardson mistakenly 234r50u with it from new orleans to newark. just one day earlier in orlando, they missed another loaded gun. this time in a firefighter's carry-on bag. that gun made it on to the plane. >> it's scary. >> i am voiced they missed something like that. >> reporter: some in congress worry this has all become business as usual. >> unfortunately, the reports i get, it's not just this one weapon. it's hundreds of items every day, but it can't be tolerated. >> reporter: but out for the record on security, the tsa says it had many successes, confiscating 1100 weapons.
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Sep 30, 2012 7:00am PDT
day. police have not released the name of that victim yet. >>> and in spain, protests over government austerity measures turned violent again saturday night. protesters threw rocks at riot police who fought back against the crowds. at least one person was injured in those incidents. this was the third time this week that protesters there in spain and police have clashed. >> and finally, as we all know the old saying, the show must go on, justin bieber's new concert tour got off to a pretty rough start in arizona last night. the singer threw up on stage. check it out right there. video evidence and then ran off only to rush off again. that didn't stop him from going on. he kept performing. >> i want to say thank you for making me feel so comfortable to all my fans. [ cheers and applause ] >> it's not really a great feeling when you're, you know, you're throwing up in front of a bunch of people. >> trouper that he is, justin bieber went on to finish the nearly two-hour concert. the lesson there as they say in sport, you got to play hurt. dan, keep that in mind. >> and we admire your abi
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Oct 1, 2012 7:00am PDT
years. we've shared what we've learned with governments and across the industry so we can all produce energy more safely. i want you to know, there's another commitment bp takes just as seriously: our commitment to america. bp supports nearly two-hundred-fifty thousand jobs in communities across the country. we hired three thousand people just last year. bp invests more in america than in any other country. in fact, over the last five years, no other energy company has invested more in the us than bp. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. today, our commitment to the gulf, and to america, has never been stronger. with a vial and syringe. me, explaining what i was doing at breakfast. and me discovering novolog mix 70/30 flexpen. flexpen is pre-filled with your pre-mix insulin. dial the exact dose. inject by pushing a button. no vials, syringes or coolers to carry. flexpen is insulin delivery my way. novolog mix 70/30 is an insulin used to control high blood sugar in adults with diabetes. do not inject if you do not plan to eat within 15 minutes to avoid low blood sugar
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Oct 3, 2012 5:30pm PDT
pakistani government is unable or unwilling to take them out, then i think that we have to act and we will take them out. >> reporter: and we've seen him tap his reservoir of righteousness to make a strong attack. >> you said we knew where the weapons of mass destruction were. you were wrong. you said that we were going to be greeted as liberators. you were wrong. >> reporter: tonight will be mitt romney's 36th presidential debate. though his first as nominee. his team is hoping he'll show the agility we've seen him display. >> if people are looking for someone who will discriminate against gays, they won't find that in me. >> when's the last time you stood up and spoke out for increasing gay rights? >> right now. >> reporter: as well as his ability to jujitsu, to forcefully use an attack against his attacker. >> mr. speaker, i'm not an anti-immigrant. my father was born in mexico. my wife's father was born in wales. they came to this country. the idea that i'm anti-immigrant is repulsive. >> reporter: and diane, take a look at this picture that the obama campaign sent out. it is from four
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Sep 29, 2012 6:00am PDT
specifically prohibits the use of red light cameras solely to raise revenue for local governments. it requires camera locations be based on safety considerations and nothing else. it also requires adequate signs to notify drivers that the cameras are in use and make it easier for wrongfully ticketed drivers to get that ticket cleared. >> governor brown also signed a bill expanding the ban on openly carrying handguns to include rifles and shotguns with a few exceptions. misdemeanor to display an unloaded firearm of any kind in a public place. however it does not apply to hunters, members of the military, rural californians or anyone transporting guns to shooting ranks or to gun smiths. >> the expanded plastic bag ban is almost here. come monday you will have to pay ten cents for a paper or compostable bag from the city retailers. none of them will be allowed to offer you plastic. the ban goes beyond big box and grocery stores to include smaller mom and pop stores and in july of next year it expands to include restaurants. it is intended to help san francisco reach it's zero waste goal.
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Sep 29, 2012 5:00am PDT
specifically prohibits the use of red light cameras solely to raise revenue for local governments. it requires camera locations be based on safety considerations and nothing else. it also requires adequate signs to notify drivers that the cameras are in use and make it easier for wrongfully ticketed drivers to get that ticket cleared. >> governor brown also signed a bill expanding the ban on openly carrying handguns to include rifles and shotguns with a few exceptions. the new law makes it a maryland to display an unloaded firearm of any kind in a public place. however it does not apply to hunters, members of the military, rural californians or anyone transporting guns to shooting ranks or to gun smiths. >> the expanded plastic bag ban is almost here. come monday you will have to pay ten cents for a paper or compostable bag from the city retailers. none of them will be allowed to offer you plastic. the ban goes beyond big box and grocery stores to include smaller mom and pop stores and in july it expands to include restaurants. it is intended to help san francisco reach it's zero
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Sep 28, 2012 5:00pm PDT
troubling shortages of two food banks that are low on supplies because the government hasn't lived up to kmimts for months and there is a silent movie revealing the bay areas past. >> that looks like fun. >> thank you. >> and there is history coming alive for students in one class. >> they were invited to dig up some of the san francisco past near land's end. >> they were able to unearth tile four. >> other artifacts going to go to historic records. >> there are lesson plans teaching kids about archeology and changing landscape. >> that is terrific experience. >> that is go gs to do it for us. >> from all of us here thanks for watching.
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Oct 1, 2012 5:00pm PDT
customers because of what the government called deceptive practices. saying the bank charged late fees and discriminated against older consumers. officials said telemarketers promised a $300 reward that actually did not exist. and american express says it has cooperated fully with the investigation and correcting violations and the bank agreed to refund customers directly. >> wow. all right. thank you. >> sure. >> and outside today, snokin snoking -- smoking hot. >> there is a look at the forecast in october. >> i know. really. inland areas unseasonally hot today. coastal areas were warmer than average. there is one record to tell you about. there is previous records set back in 1913, 96 degrees. you can see poor air quality there. it's spare the air continuing for today. and once again, is a spare the air day. there is another live picture now from our camera, there is the place to go heading to oak beach there is away from the heat. the heat has extended all the way to the coastline as we had a nice flow develop. so there is heat from inland areas to the coastal communities. the
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Sep 26, 2012 6:00pm PDT
% of americans are victims who have been depending on the government. >> i don't believe we can get far with leader who's write off half of the nation as victims. i don't see a lot of victims i see hard working ohioins. that is what i see. >> near clearland romney tried to repair the damage, expressing empathy, claiming policies would help get them back to work. >> cutting through words you can look at record. and when you can see policies that have not created the jobs america needs, then, you know it's time to choose a new leader. get a new coach. get america growing again. >> history says it's a must win for romney. >> and a tv you tell to change channels. and those are just some ideas out of a lab in palo alto for your smart phone or tab blet. there is at and t calls it a foundry. but it's producing new apps that tap into today's high speed wireless networks one idea started just six weeks ago. this is to use a tablet to monitor their vitals realtime. there is another promoting driver safety. there is a module rolling out parents to track speed and location from home. and parent
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Sep 29, 2012 4:00am PDT
, california governor. >> i went from being the terminator to being the governator. >> reporter: and he has two, new films coming out next year. all this might be a way to hit the reset button. letting everyone know -- >> i'll be back. >> reporter: the accounts in the book are being attacked from his republicans. condoleezza rice tells abc news she has no recollection of a conversationed a the white house, where cove said his choice for california was right. the book hits stores october 1st. >>> jurors have reached a verdict in the bizarre murder trial in georgia. it was the case of a flight aden taunt killed by an alleged stalker in 1995. the suspect was only put on trial this year thanks to new dna evidence. and in a weird twist, he chose to defend himself in court. that turned out to be a bad move for him. abc's steve osunsami has the story. >> reporter: after a 17-year murder mystery and then a bizarre trial with waseem daker, an ex-con, acting as his own attorney and frightening victims on the witness stand -- >> we found him glgt as to count two. >> reporter: jurors moved quick
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Oct 2, 2012 5:00am PDT
government calls excepty practices. the barn illegally charged late fees and discrim fated against older consumers. >>> in italy there's a -- italy there's a dog who is not man's best friend. stella is a labrador who works at the airport rather than sniffing out drugs or close s she trained to sniff out cash smuggled into or out of the country. the latest weapon in italy's finance police which are using it to crackdown on tax evasion. they say it costs the government 340 billion dollars a year. >> can we train her to sniff out gold nuggets the ones taken from the mariposa museum. >> i think across the atlantic might be a little much to expect. >> all right. >>> cooling trend on the way today for some areas more so tomorrow another hot day in store, good morning 5:18, we are looking from vollmer peak at a clear and nearly calm bay. rare time of the year where we are going to have a heat weigh, mini heatwave in the bay area at least for two days. live doppler, you can see it spinning and on the mount st. helena, no clouds, no drizzle, no rain, nothing to worry about as far as wet weather t
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Sep 30, 2012 5:00pm PDT
government secure communities law requires local police to turn over undocumented immigrants who are accused of minor and nonviolent crimes, even if they don't have a prior criminal record. >>> san jose police are investigating the city's 34th homicide of the year. police say it started with a fight near the burn-all road and hospital ray highway just before 1:00 this morning. officers found a man suffering from at least one stab wound. he died a short time later at the hospital. no arrests have been made. >>> the trial is set to begin tomorrow for the woman charged with murdering nursing student michelle lee. prosecutors say giselle esteban killed lee because she was jealous of lee's relationship with her ex-boyfriend. lee disappeared last may. her body was found nearly four months later in a remote area between pleasanton and simole. family members say they will be at the trial. >>> up next, preparing for the big debate. there's a lot on the line for both presidential candidates, but political pundits say it could be make-or-break for one in particular. also a new twist to >> now y
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Oct 3, 2012 11:00am PDT
how families in new orleans were treated by the government after hurricane katrina compared to new york city residents after 911. >> what is happening in new orleans. where is your dollars? where is your money? makes no sense. tells me the bullet hasn't been taken out. [ applause tells me that somehow the people in new orleans they don't care about as much. >> the obama campaign was quick to fire back in morning. >> fox news reported on it, five years ago. >> i think it is a silly and desperate attempt by republicans to try to get us way from the real issues. >> reporter: tonight both candidates will have their moment to talk about the big issues, including the economy and 50 million are expected to watch this debate. brandi hitt, abc7 news. >> you can catch abc news special coverage of the debate starting at 6:00. after the debate: >> if you would like to join your fellow voters to watch tonight's debate, there are plenty of viewing parties we have a full list on abc7news.com under see it on tv. >>> some voters say i'm going to least country if the other guy wins. jetblue is offer
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Sep 26, 2012 4:30am PDT
these are live pictures from athens, 50,000 people hitting the streets right now, protesting government cutbacks two large unions call the strict today and there is tension between police and protesters, fire and smoke can be seen. you can see it faintly to the right of your screen. also, right now 3,000 police officers are standing guard at the scene of the protest. greece has promised the european union 15 billion dollars worth of spending cuts over the next two years in order to secure aid to avoid a default. protesting anti-austerity measures. >> lower left you can see what appears to be some of those security officers standing in ranks, ready to meet whatever happens there in protest. also that capital building security officers. we'll bring you more. >>> he's hit at least two banks in the south bay. photos that police want you to see to help them nab a bank robber. >>> police are about to get badly needed help. citizens who will be called on to help keep the community safe. >>> hundreds of bay area jobs about to vanish. why the area's number one cable company says it is being forc
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Sep 27, 2012 4:30am PDT
romney to his comments that 47% of americans are victims who depend on government >> the president: as i travel around ohio and look out on this crowd, i don't see a lot of victims, i see hard workers, that's what i see. >> romney is trailing in florida and iowa. was asked about the numbers. i'm pleased with some, less with others, frankly, at this stage polls go up, polls go down, that's what he said. he's trying to retool his message as some can cast early ballots today. >>> america's cup world series back in town next week. yesterday afternoon the team's practice officials say the interest outside the u.s. is building and an audience in san francisco is jut a matter of getting people to watch this new type of racing. >> we have to captivate their imagination we probably get one shot if they see it and like it they will come back. if they don't like it, they won't. >> big crowds will be along the water front. next week is also fleet week. >>> weather big factor in all these things it has been cool looks like we are turning the corner. >>> fall flavor of warm weather that we look forw
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Oct 4, 2012 4:00am PDT
. >>> government investigators are out with a new warning about the $20 billion dietary supplement business. 20% of the weight loss in new system supplements they checked, had illegal labels that made health claims that are not allowed and also lacked key information. >>> and facebook likes to boast that it's free. but the social network is rolling out a new feature that will give your posts a prime space on your friends' news feeds for a price. users who have seen the option in the past few days says it's running about 7 bucks for every post they push. >> you're paying for your friends to like what you're posting? >> a story for 2 t attention-starved. >>> and a new jetblue marketing gimmick is playing off of something we seem to hear for every election year. for all of the folks who say they're leaving the country if they're candidate does not win, jetblue is giving away free flights on. vote for your candidate and you might get a flight if the other guy wins. >> cool promotion. i kind of like that. that's not bad. >>> when we come back this morning, a new warning for pregnant women. the c
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Sep 30, 2012 8:00am PDT
this. if they raised it up and let has a debate about the philosopy of government, here's our philosophy, here's his philosophy, this is the difference, you make the choice. >> what you're seeing is a reflection of the candidate and that's the problem with romney. >> you both raised two questions that i want to get to, you talked to small ball, and the weekly standard this week came out with a flyer that the romney campaign is sending out in northern virginia that i want to put up on the screen right now, it's a flyer about how the romney campaign is going to do a better job of making sure people who have lyme disease get better treatment. this is is this something that we were all talking about before we came on. >> very surprising to me. not surprising in the context of the fact that this campaign has trouble sticking to a singular narrative and driving it. surprising mostly because this isn't a thing that people are screaming about in the election, we're not hearing a lot about lyme disease. it seems like it was from someone who was on the romney camp at some point in virgi
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Oct 2, 2012 5:30pm PDT
osunsami has a user's guide for families. >> reporter: today, government official trying to contain this salmonella outbreak told us it doesn't look good and to expect more reported cases linked to jars of peanut butter sold at grocery stores across the country. so far, 30 people sick, most of them children, across 19 states. for families searching through kitchen cabinets tonight for potentially dangerous jars of nut butter, it's confusing. first, what jars and brands are being recalled? well, it isn't your larger name brands like jif or skippy. those products are fine. all of the recalled products are linked to the sunland peanut butter corporation in new mexico they make peanut butter under many labels. sunland, trader joe's, sprouts, and the archer farms brand sold at target. >> all the illnesses that have been investigated are related to the peanut butter products from the one plant. >> reporter: so now you've found one of these brands in your cupboard. should you automatically toss it out? the company says to look on the side of the jar for the "best if used by" date. anything betw
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Sep 28, 2012 6:00pm PDT
government is leaving food bank was empty shelfs and happening just as demand is high. there is laur athan krony live tochl plain why usda isn't sending food. >> there is not any good answers officials think it has to do with drought in the mid west and the bottom line this bad food bank and another hasn't receive anything since mid july. >> there is the food bank had to go without deliveries of crucial items. and the reason u.s. department of agriculture hasn't delivered surplus to oakland for two months. >> there is no shipment since end of july. >> the food bank would normally have a million pounds of usda food on shelves and now, they're down to about half of that. and this is a same story in food bank of contra costa and solano. it's not clear if food is being diverted or just not available due to drought in the mid west. there is reality just as demand for food remains high. >> families find themselves turning to the food bank. >> so this is need growing and the majority of which children. >> both are asking to organize a food drive and make donations. >> we can turn every doll
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Sep 26, 2012 1:40am PDT
totally unnecessary. >> no hands. >> reporter: google is working on one, and the federal government is sponsoring a field test in ann arbor, michigan, with cars that automatically swerve past potential accidents and alert you to oncoming hazards. and now this at general motors' test track, i sat in the driver's seat as this cadillac at high speeds stayed in its lane. at 60 miles an hour it stopped on its own even when a car driving 30 miles slower pulled in front of us. >> we can foresee the day when vehicles will be able to completely avoid a collision. >> reporter: it's been a carmaker's dream since george jetson asset in his automated flying car. >> the vehicle can take complete control and take you to your destination in comfort, safety, and security. >> reporter: this prototype called super cruise uses radars, cameras, and gps to drive itself. hand are off the steering wheel. feet are off the pedals. i can look away. don't do this at home. >> reporter: at any time the driver can take back control. but on the highway when driving is the least fun and humans are easily distracted, s
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Sep 25, 2012 5:00pm PDT
seismologists will be testifying this week urging the government to build and pay for an early earthquake warning system. and there is bart also using this system. >> that is right. bart just launched a system and it became the first train system in this country to incorporate an early earthquake warning system. there is a siren giving a minute's warning, enough time to protect ourselves. and scientists from uc berkeley have tested an early warning earthquake system. they planted sensors around the bay area to detect waves from an earthquake epicenter, alerts are sent over the internet to end users like bart. there is a software program analyzing that data. >> there is software to initiate commands through our computer sending a command to the field putting trains into breaking mode and limits them to 27 miles per hour. >> that is important because faster they're goinging, stronger they'll shake. google is receiving alerts. social media companies are an important component to the system. and uc seismologist says project goal is to broaden warnings to the general public. >> and
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Sep 26, 2012 11:35pm PDT
, school kids are rebelling against the government's new healthy cafeteria meal guidelines. >>> plus, she invented harry, hogwarts. what is left? tonight in an abc news exclusive i talked with j.k. rowling who penned the wildly popular "harry potter" series about her next chapter. >>> and it's a secret as closely guarded at the sorcerer's stone. now an exclusive preview of her new book "the casual vacancy" a novel for adults only. >>> good evening. i'm cynthia mcfadden. tonight the food fight sweeping school cafeterias nationwide. it's only been a month since new federal guidelines mandating healthy school lunches went into effect but many students already finding them hard to swallow. cafeteria fare. now calorie-restricted some people claim their lunch doesn't fill them up. turning to youtube to make their voices heard. here's ab's jim avila. >> reporter: it's a noble effort but an abc news investigation shows the usda's new school lunch guidelines are not going down so well with many kids cross the country. america's public school students protesting the new federal war on child obesity
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Sep 30, 2012 2:00am PDT
. >>> governor brown vetoed a bill that would have banned government agencies like bart cutting off cell phone service without a court order. that's what bart did during a protest against a bart police shooting. the bill was a direct response to that decision. the governor says the measure could divert attention away from a true emergency. the governor did sign a new legislation that targets abuses by the used car dealers who sell older cars to people with bad credit. now they will have to provide warranties for 30 days and post a fair market value on the vehicles they are selling. governor brown vetoed a deal that limited the interest rate. governor jerry brown has 108 bills left to sign before tomorrow's deadline. >>> the power is back on for 11,000 customers in the east bay tonight. it was cutoff for hours after a squirrel crawled into a power substation and did some damage. pg&e says the outage started after 5:00 p.m. in the oakland hills and the berkeley hills. crews restored power before it went out again. the problem has now been fixed. >>> in san francisco, a close call for a dri
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Sep 29, 2012 11:00pm PDT
that would have banned government agencies like bart cutting off cell phone service without a court order. that's what bart did during a protest against a bart police shooting. the bill was a direct response to that decision. the governor says the measure could divert attention away from a true emergency. the governor did sign a new legislation that targets abuses by the used car dealers who sell older cars to people with bad credit. now they will have to provide warranties for 30 days and post a fair market value on the vehicles they are selling. governor brown vetoed a deal that limited the interest rate. governor jerry brown has 108 bills left to sign before tomorrow's deadline. >>> the power is back on for 11,000 customers in the east bay tonight. it was cutoff for hours after a squirrel crawled into a power substation and did some damage. pg&e says the outage started after 5:00 p.m. in the oakland hills and the berkeley hills. crews restored power before it went out again. the problem has now been fixed. >>> in san francisco, a close call for a driver knee candlestick park. the
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Sep 27, 2012 5:30pm PDT
for your money? who's behind it? how long has it been happening? officials across the government are tracking the attacks, working to keep them from becoming financial nightmares. abc's senior justice correspondent pierre thomas starts us off. >> reporter: tonight, the financial and banking industry is on high alert as a massive cyber attack remains under way. potentially millions of customers trying bank online this past week blocked. among the targets, bank of america, pnc and wells fargo. >> there is an elevated level of threat. the treat level is now high. >> reporter: sources tell abc news it's a denial of service attack, where hackers from the middle east have secretly commandeered thousands of computers worldwide. those computers, or zombies, have overwhelmed bank websites with a barrage of electronic traffic. different banks have been targeted different days. today was pnc's turn. we tried for three hours to get on pnc's website, but we couldn't get through. on facebook today, frustrated customers. cynthia wrote, "trying to pay bills. this is ridiculous." stacy posted, "hopef
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Sep 28, 2012 4:00pm PDT
enough donations to help the needy. >> there is donations from the federal government only this is a food bank that hasn't received their usual shipment in sometime. they say she the haven't received shipments in two months, the longest in yeents memory here that they've gone without delivery of the items like canned vegetables,, fruit, rice, beans and frozen meat. normally they'd have one million pounds on the shelves now they're down to half of that this is not clear if it's not available or hasn't been ordered. usda has yet to give answers but reality is that one in six people now in alameda county rely on the give aways may have to go without key item autos haven't saved shipment since end of july. there is a shortage that our agencies are feeling. >> the food bank aappeal together public asking for them to organize food drives and make donations or just volunteer, it's unclear why this hasn't come. for information you can go to our web silt n oakland abc 7 news. >> thank you. >> and san francisco new law banning plastic bags from stores goes into affect on monday. retailers wi
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Sep 29, 2012 8:00am PDT
red light cameras solely to raise revenue for local governments. it requires the camera locations based on safety considerations and nothing else. and to notify drivers that the cameras are in use and make it easier for wrongfully ticket drivers to get it cleared. >> governor brown expanded the bill on openly carried handguns. new law makes it misdemeanor to display an unloaded firearm in a public place, but it does not apply to hunters, members of the military or anyone transporting guns to shooting ranges. >> san francisco's plastic bag ban is almost here. on monday you will have to pay 10 cents for a bag from the city's retailers. none of them will be allowed to offer you plastic. it goes down to smaller mom and pop stores. in july of next year it expands to include restaurants. ban is intended to help san francisco reach the zero waste goal. >> a casino has filed a claim against the city. m8trix card room say the permit process pushed the permit process and is asking for a minimum of $10,000 what they are calling the unpredictable nature in the licensing process. the claim is
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Sep 27, 2012 1:40am PDT
our nation's cafeterias. the federal government says students are eating healthier, they say they're hungry. the creative way that the students are now fighting back. >> the new nutritional guidelines went into effect. the kids say they're not feeling full after the lunch. the calorie, maximum calories has been lowered on the lunches. >>> also her pen has been magic to say the least for years now author of the "harry potter" series is now ready to try her hand at writing for adults. she shares with abc now her new book is more reality though than fantasy. quite day departure from the "harry potter" series. interesting back story on her and kind of what motivated the new book. kind of cool hearing from miss rowling. >>> but first, news breaking overnight. professional nfl referees will be back in the game tonight. thank you, lord. the league reached an agreement with the refs late last night. the lockout is over. >> since that outrageous call monday night in seattle. we begin our coverage with abc's dan harris. >> reporter: that late game debacle, that hail mary, that scramble in the
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Sep 27, 2012 11:35pm PDT
federal government. you knew what you were doing was wrong? >> yes. >> reporter: but you did it anyway? >> yes. >> reporter: why did you do it? >> just playing in with the rest of them, of, i don't care and, they ain't treating us right and they're not paying us right. >> reporter: brown showed us the action he used at the airport where he says no one is checked for stolen goods. >> it was so easy, one day, i walked right out of the checkpoint with a wii in my hand. >> reporter: nobody said anything? >> nobody said a word. >> reporter: anybody say "watch yourself?" >> yeah, one gentlemen came to me, said, they're talking about you in the office, be careful. i said, okay. >> reporter: you got a tipoff? >> yeah. >> reporter: for passengers who are victims of theft, many find they are on their own when something goes missing. >> i wasn't happy. and the cold shoulder from the airlines was even more devastating. >> reporter: dallas businessman dirk had to track down his ipad himself after it disappeared from his checked luggage. >> i was kind of astonished it wasn't but a few miles a
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Oct 3, 2012 11:35pm PDT
of government. he ended up talking about, well, something. >> in the middle of the civil war, abraham lincoln said, let's help to finance the transcontinental railroad. >> reporter: romney's response was clear, practiced and forcibly delivered. >> we have a responsibility to protect the lives and liberties of our people and that means the military, second to none. >> reporter: at the end, they shook hands and then, a moment offing toness. the obamas and the romneys on stage. but even as they were enjoying a little bipartisanship, both sides began spinning and readying for the next round. two more rounds ahead. just ahead, in our program, who made the grade? who missed the mark? the experts who prepped sarah palin and george w. bush for their debates tell us how they scored tonight's candidates for a "nightline" report card. yeah, i'm looking to save, but i'm not sure which policy is right for me. you should try our coverage checker. it helps you see if you have too much coverage or not enough, making it easier to get what you need. [ beeping ] these are great! [ beeping ] how are you,
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Oct 3, 2012 1:40am PDT
actually can get pretty confusing. abc's steve osunsami sorts it out. >> reporter: government officials trying to contain the salmonella outbreak doesn't look good. so far, 30 people sick, most of them children, across 19 states. for families searching through kitchen cabinets for potentially dangerous jars of nut butter, it is terribly confusing. first, what jars and brands are being recalled? well, it isn't your larger name brand like jif or skippy. all the brand are linked to sunland peanut corporation in new mexico they make peanut butter, sunland, trader joe's, harry and david and sprouts and the archer brand sold at target. >> all the illnesses investigated are related to peanut butter products from the plant. >> reporter: the company says to look on the side of the jar if the "best if used by" date is between may 1st and september 24, 2013. throw it away. what if your family has gone through half of the jar, what are the signs? >> high fever, stomach cramps, dysentery which can show up in one to three days. we spoke to families of children who got sick, they tell us sto
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